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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Jul-22-2003, 10:12:36 AM   #1
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Question Fuel Tank Capacity Question.

For our fuel tanks, it says in the manual that it's 63L. And then it says there is a reserve capacity of 8L.

Does our instrument cluster display the total number of KM's left including the reserve capacity of fuel?

Or does it just display the KM's left for the main fuel tank?
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With other cars that I have had experience with, the computer only tell you how many k's are left in the main tank. Not the reserves.
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Hmm, I'm really interested in how this works. But at the same time, I'm scared to run the car until it has no gas.
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US spec here, 16.6 gallons, reserve is 2.1, when the light goes on that means I only have 2.1 gallons left (this is as far as I know how it works), miles left indicator would be around 40+ miles which coincides with the 20 mpg average that I'm getting.

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Hmm, I'm really interested in how this works. But at the same time, I'm scared to run the car until it has no gas.
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